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Mass Media Propaganda Is Enemy #1: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

The most Orwellian tool of our rulers which does the most damage and affects the most lives is not surveillance, nor police militarization, nor government secrecy, but domestic mass media propaganda. It’s also the most overlooked. It’s good to protest the other mechanisms of authoritarian control, but propaganda is enemy number one.

You don’t need the ability to spy on dissident groups if you can control public thought enough to prevent those groups from forming in the first place. You don’t need the ability to quash public uprisings if you can propagandize people away from rising up at all. And they can. And they do.

The ability of the plutocratic class to manipulate public thought at mass scale is the single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society. It warps the entirety of our political spectrum, all our thinking, all our discourse, and what we perceive as normal. And you just don’t see people fighting it. The ACLU isn’t protecting people’s mental sovereignty from the manipulations of sociopathic government-aligned oligarchs. People aren’t taking the media-owning class to the Supreme Court for brazen election interference. People aren’t taking to the streets protesting it. But they could.

In terms of the effect it has on society, no control tool comes remotely close to advancing as many interests of the powerful against the interests of the people as domestic plutocrat-sponsored propaganda. Nothing will change until people start noticing and resisting this.

Theories about elite conspiracies to shore up more control over the population tend to greatly underestimate how much control they already have.

Wanting the US government to have a “competent leader” is like wanting a serial killer to be skilled at evading detection.

A new report says China will overtake the US as the world’s biggest economy by 2028. This is the real reason they need you to hate China right now. Mentally replace all their carefully manufactured narratives with this.

The Democratic Party’s inability to seize on this obvious opportunity and turn “We want to give you money and they don’t” into an election-winning platform would be odd… if the Democratic Party’s primary function was to win elections. But it isn’t. The Democratic Party’s primary function is to kill all leftward movement in the United States to ensure Americans remain too poor and powerless to interfere in the operation of the empire.

The Democratic Party is what leftism would look like if you stripped it of every single thing that could possibly inconvenience plutocrats, intelligence agencies, or the military-industrial complex in any way.

It’s not just that Democrats will ignore all the evil things Biden is going to do, it’s that they ignored all the most evil things Trump did while in office as well. It’s not merely a partisan thing: they really do just see murdering foreigners as normal American presidential stuff.

A lot of Biden criticism is going to consist of “If Trump had done this Democrats would be screaming!” And it will just be false; they wouldn’t. Not if it advanced the interests of oligarchs, war profiteers, or sociopathic intelligence agencies. We know this because they didn’t.

As things heat up with Iran again please remember that there is never, ever any reason to treat unproven US claims about aggressions by an unaligned nation with anything other than derision and dismissal.

First show me verifiable proof that the accused nation did what the US government says. Then show me proof that what was done wasn’t a valid response to what the US is doing. Then show me proof that interventionism would help. Then fuck you, because you won’t do any of the above.

People who say the world is controlled by space reptilians have more credibility than reporters from high-profile news outlets who uncritically repeat unproven government claims about aggressions by unaligned nations.

It will never not infuriate me that when the time came for women to start claiming a human-sized amount of space in our society, the solution we came up with was for us to start acting more like men. Which was the exact opposite of what the world needs.

“We want equality, so let’s jump into the capitalism game men invented and the political game men invented and the war games men invented and prove we can be just as insane and destructive as any man.”

Cynical closet shitlibs can make anything sound woke. Regime change in Syria. Cold war escalations against Russia and China. Assange smears. Attacks on Glenn Greenwald’s marriage. Anything. A little cleverly-diddled lefty jargon and suddenly it can be leftist to support the CIA.

When humans first showed up it was the strong brutes who led the tribe. Later on it became the clever manipulators who led, because they could manipulate the strong brutes into doing their bidding. Now the manipulators are working on making even their brute armies obsolete via technology, so it will just be clever manipulators at the top and everyone else at the bottom. This is the real revenge of the nerds.

The way to get what you want is to keep courageously jumping down inner rabbit holes of self-exploration, learning what makes you tick, clearing your illusions and healing your psychological wounds. Also, you’ll wind up wanting completely different things from when you started.

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  • Hi Caitlin, you are right, but also not. 😉
    I will be brief. From my point of view the mass media is not alone on place 1, but shares this place with school education and these two support and reinforce each other as instances of deep indoctrination.

    Cheers and have a good time!

    • Here is just one example of how the two support each other.

      […]Propaganda works

      The effect of years of propaganda has been to improve the standing of the deep state and make the American public more conducive to supporting the tactics of the CIA and the military. One academic study found that showing torture scenes from the hit spy series “24” to liberal college students made them far more likely to support the use of it against anyone deemed an enemy of the state.[…]

      https://www.mintpressnews.com/angelina-jolie-mi6-hollywood-connected-cia-national-security/272835/

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  • I agree. Ancient social groups were often lead by shamans. Warriors tasks were to protect the group. Otherwise we wouldn’t have developed natural traits such as empathy and kindness, which increases other individuals chances of survival, not one’s own. This was the true dawn of civilization. However, it does contrasts starkly with Darwinian notion of survivalism. Which brings us back to the first topic of Caitlyn’s article, MSM and the propaganda machine. Unmentioned in her very good article is that the mainstream scientific community is no more immune to economic leverage than mainstream media (I believe the ‘scientific’ handling of the ‘pandemic’ has proven that point). But more importantly, the majority of what we hold to be true, or not, has depended on their un/biased narrative. Before any illnamed skeptics pounce, I’m in no way against science. I deeply respect a huge number of scientists who delve into discovering, without economic blinders, what the universe around us is about. Would recommend “Science set free” by Dr Sheldrake.
    Blessings in the New year

  • Feminism is a construct of modernity. When there were separate roles and differing tasks within the family unit the question of equality was pointless. Men and women tended to perform tasks based upon their biological and psychological differences. There was accepted exception to absolute rigidity in this out of necessity and predilection. With the rise of wage labor came a new thing, men and women in competition. The formerly cooperative relationship in which the whole was a sum of two parts was destroyed to a monotony of sameness. Men and women began to no longer see each other as the value of their inherent differences contributing to a single success but as similar units of labor mirroring the machines at which they were employed. This has reached a shrieking crescendo in a modernity that outsources our most important task as sentient beings which is childcare. The rise of a society in which identity as a consumer product became more important than even this has denigrated further into one where mere survival is dependent upon child neglect and competition between sexes in an unharmonious unnatural relationship. The hierarchy of contrived needs in this complex society insure a competition between sexes based on a mono sexuality which is an artificial construct. Too, the ease with which the family unit is undone in this modernity belies hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years of evolutionary intelligence. Our very core and the morality that supports it is upended into principles that make unease a constant companion in a way that has no precedent. In a world of feminine men and manly women none are at home in their new roles and they act out notions of how they should be rather than by knowing themselves as they are. With a disabled understanding of that otherness to chart their course often the result is an overacting of that perceived role to disastrous consequences. What has become to be defined a feminism is in fact a denial of traditional intersexual cooperativism that was defined in the segregation of labor and the equal valuation of those divergent labors.

    • Forgive me for saying you sound a bit weird but are, nonetheless, sort of right; I think the intent about mono sexuality is dead on, just homosexuality exists in nature, too, so I apply your thinking to child raising. We’re the only species on the planet that denies the connectivity between child and guardian. Hence, we have debates about facilitating child care rather than a recognition someone is supposed to be responsible for the child. Nests are constructed for the young, gay penguins raise the young, inter animal species have been known to adopt the young but humankind privileges institutionalizing them whatever the association. I think that’s wrong, and probably the source of class dichotomy. Raising one’s young should not be a privilege of wealth, yet that’s what happened.

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  • 2020 was a tough year. Let’s get over it and look to 2021 with the Eyes of Love :

  • Happy New Year, everyone. My computer was knock out for three weeks. I wonder how long the owners and the masters will take to knock it out again?

    • They could do it at any moment they want to until they can’t do it again and that moment is approaching soon. Mark my words. 2021 is the year of reckoning and there are some of us in the US of A who ain’t gonna give up our country’s ideals out of fear. Give me liberty or give me death and you spooks can shove it up your ass and soon enough you will get your due.
      ~
      Get ready for the year of reckoning spooks. Your time is up and over. Get out while you can you son’s of bitches cause we are sick of your shit. Kill or be killed is what you have turned it into and you are going to die if my imagination holds true.
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      Kill me if you want to cause it will make no difference. We are coming to get you! You get what you deserve spooks and you know it.
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      BK

      • We will return and we will be billions…

  • For many years we saw the Deep State indoctrinating the US population to confuse and control them. Other governments also wage propaganda wars on their citizens. The world is heading for a crisis and super-wealthy globalists who control the world have the only practical solution, namely planned depopulation. Starting with their contrived and engineered COVID PLANDEMIC, subsequent economic recession, and unprecedented escalation of all national debts. Their global agenda is to implement electronic track and trace technology and a near cashless financial system to reverse population growth, end irresponsible pollution, climate extremes, depletion of natural resources, and extinction of wildlife species. 

    There are no practical and economical strategies to reverse the damage we have done. But the world’s great liberator announced a brilliant strategy for defeating the evil empire and it only requires a small number of dedicated revolutionaries: “I came to liberate this civilization but they hate me because I testify that their actions are evil…….I did not come to bring peace to the world, but a sword…..everyone on the side of truth listens to me……I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…… I came to give abundant Life……leave the dead to bury the dead and you come follow me….. whoever is not with me is against me……if you preserve my word (My Message) you will perceive the truth and the truth will liberate you.” He was not speaking of mere spiritual liberation or experience. He was speaking of real liberation from deception, injustice, tyranny, indoctrination, oppression, violence, prejudice, illness and liberation from vaccinations which they claim will prevent you getting sick as a result of the grossly unhealthy products and lifestyle they enticed you to consume. Read more of this here: http://www.wisdompage.com/2013%20Articles/Molyneaux%20essay.pdf

  • ‘When humans first showed up it was the strong brutes who led the tribe. Later on it became the clever manipulators who led, because they could manipulate the strong brutes into doing their bidding. Now the manipulators are working on making even their brute armies obsolete via technology, so it will just be clever manipulators at the top and everyone else at the bottom. This is the real revenge of the nerds.’

    Love most of the post, but one paragraph is a very poor analysis and it matters, because it is a conservative framing that does not take into account how humans used to be another animal that lived within the ecosystem with reasonable checks and balance that were sustainable and were the root of what makes human strong. For humans, and many other social animals, survival of the fittest isn’t about vying against other humans, it’s about humans working together in very sophisticated ways to benefit the whole group. This is how hunter gatherers lived and was disrupted by the failure to recognize the danger of hoarding agricultural surplus. The poor structure of the at large societies that made guns and annihilated better managed societies made them ‘winners’ but inside their societies many were losers. Humans became very strong through cooperation, It’s true that the broken at large societies dominated, but that was a symptom of their brokenness that they went for hideous useless accumulation and empowered by the strength of cooperation, albeit in a wasteful and destructive cause, and achieved through dubious methods of getting cooperation that we see in our at large societies to this day.

    Hunter gatherer societies were much more likely to be led by people of vision and not by some stupid kings of commerce who stupidly want everything and hire smart people to make their idiotic vision a eality.

    • Holy Moly. That is why I’m sticking around here. To read stuff like this. Thank-you John Naue.
      ~
      Lets dream together to make thing better and lets make it happen in 2021 – it is gonna be the year of reckoning!
      ~
      BK

    • Well said John. I absolutely second Buffalo_Ken’s endorsement. This also echoes much of what Yuval Noah Harari says in the early chapters of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”.
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      You are very insightful to point out that the survival of the human species (to the point of being the dominant species) was due to cooperation within the group, and certainly not competition from within the group.
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      These so-called ‘clever manipulators’ are actually parasites and eugenicists who intend to exterminate the vast majority of their own species. Quite an ‘evolution’!
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      PS …
      .
      Profoundly, Harari ventures to say that indeed it was agriculture (by accident – seeds dropping and giving rise to new plants) that domesticated the H. Sapiens rather than the other way around – that the nomadic people then stopped roving and started to gather around the sites where seeds had fallen and ’magically’ gave rise to new food-source plants.
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      He describes how those ideal (tribal) communities were of a maximum size (say a couple of hundred) in which everyone knew and spoke with everyone else directly and there were accepted civil norms. As these tribes grew larger, different forms of communication were necessary … which in turn gave rise to the collective myths and ultimately religions which define ‘humankind’ today … and the rest is history ….
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      [I would also add that elders (as well as ancestors) of the tribe were held in high regard – not necessary just the brutes that were in charge.]
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      Harari emphasises that it is H Sapiens’ ability to imagine that has allowed it to become the dominant species, firstly by creating myths and then devising ways to conquer and annihilate other species – and of course competing tribes.

    • It is easy to romanticize hunter-gatherers (or Neolithic people) because we do not know much about them. There was a lot of group-on-group stiff, and once I read that it was ecologically and “economically” beneficial — it enforced a certain distance between hunting bands or slash-and-burn horticulturalists, preventing the depletion of renewable but limited resources.

      Obviously, “hideous useless accumulation” was not possible in tiny societies with very little durable goods, but the group cohesion, cooperation and strife between the groups etc., even if achieving beneficial results, required some mythological formulations, so “manipulators” like bards, shamans etc. had high importance.

      Perhaps media, from the earliest time when the language appeared till today, always had myth making function, it is just that rational few, then and now, get irritated by b……t. Especially if the myths like “Russian/Chinese/Iranian/Cuban/etc. perfidy” are crudely cobbled and blatantly harmful.

    • In the ten thousand year experiment gone awry that is civilization, it has always been that populations have outstripped their needs and local ability to meet those needs. Formerly the uninhabited frontiers provided an escape valve, then when those were not readily available came conquest. Too much success and the end of frontier has quickly, in chronological terms, brought us to this juncture which is simply more conquest in older and newer forms, administrated, as usual, by the controlling interests skewed in their favor.

      The grand error of this is simply that there is always a better way and that that is never how it ever gets played out. At the root is a universal failure of limited beings to recognize themselves as such. To act out of that knowledge rather than the transference of those limitations to the physical and emotional environments would serve to make a true success instead of a seemingly unavoidable abject failure. The collective delusions spawned of those first civilizations have evolved an entropy of chaos only now so noticed in the main when it’s foundations begin to crack.

      Death comes to all regardless. The proxy extrapersonal concept survivals embedded in our psyches don’t change that fact. Life has been served and its continuation assured regardless of the disposition of any single organism. If one is to assign individual value as in wanting to live a good life, is it not then certain that that includes a good death, not defined by its comfort but rather by acceptance and awareness? Do not go gentle into that good night. Fight, fight at the raging of the might.

  • Um. Is there some news being reported here?
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    Big entities will eat themselves and nimble small ones will take their place because in the end the TRUTH always prevails.
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    Either that or we will all be dead.
    ~
    Simple.

  • I always wanted to be a writer–this is related–written two books, and the criticisms I’ve received about publishing have been suggestions to get an MFA or an MA in Creative Writing, to network in order to be published. And, consequently I’ve been kind of wary of the publishing process; cynical, maybe? I have always thought a good story well told would be published but, instead, it’s all market related with specific narratives being sold to satisfy proven market demands. Kind of like, ‘Twilight’ generating all those vampire or werewolf romances. Anyhow, I have been scared off the whole process. Then, I did a google search on the richest author in the world; it’s not J.K. Rowling but Elizabeth Badinter and she’s not the wealthiest author because of the popularity of obscure French feminism, but for her marriage to a hedge fund manager. And, that guy happened to buy 2 publishing houses, Penguin and I forget the other; he already owns Random House which he amalgamated with German publishing behemoth, Bertelsmann. How do narratives work if the owner of the publishing house is actually only interested in his bottom line? So, not a writer generating publishing costs but a popular plot paradigm guaranteeing company profits? I think you’re right, Ms Johnstone, we’re in a world directed by those only interested in acquiring more, and there is so much else. Why the heck should I focus on what is always being said because those saying it just want more? I don’t know if I make sense but you’re right, my own self-controlled narrative is brilliant because I do not want any part of ‘theirs’ and I am tired of always watching, hearing, reading the same old thing.

    • May I suggest you read The Urantie Book. It’s free on line. I have had it for 40+ years, read it 4 times. 2100 pages. Life, the universe & meaning of it all. Extraordinary book. Not for profit foundation.

      • Thank you. Found it…looking to see what it is…

    • JP, I think you will like the following quote. I had been reading Robert K Massie’s “Peter The Great” and naturally went browsing through his bibliography for some of the common references.
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      I found (on archive.org I recall) a copy of “The History of the Russian Empire under Peter the Great” (1759) and perused the Author’s Preface where Voltaire writes:
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      “A book­seller orders a book to be written, just as a manufacturer gives directions for weaving a piece of cloth; and unhappily there are authors to be found, whose necessities oblige them to sell their labors to these dealers, like work-men for hire; hence arise these insipid panegyrics, and defamatory libels, with which the public is overrun, and is one of the most shameful vices of the age.
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      Never did history stand more in need of authentic vouchers, than at this time, when so infamous a traffic is made of falsehood.”

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      And thank you Vince, I have now sourced The Urantia Book – I can’t wait, but it will go on my tsundoku pile for the time being.

      • Booksellers don’t order books; maybe in Voltaire’s France they did? Is that what happens now? Popular writers are commissioned to write sequels and everyone else can do the vanity press route? I think publishing has become a microcosm of what’s going on–competitors become monopolies become everyone saying the same thing. Hence, capitalism ending by literally inhibiting the competition on which it once thrived. Voltaire wrote before the revolution, so, maybe he saw the same things happening?

  • As MEDIA is the key (MICIMAT) perhaps a sound bite at the end of your writings:
    Exposed as Propaganda, Brisk and Brief a counter-exposure to hammer away – but BRIEF
    provide the source and maybe some would send a supporting email. – or letter maybe.
    .

  • Three short videos, long on what we’ve forgotten and are losing. No matter what our metaphysics, these foundational truths cry out to be recognized by the left.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Qy_Kyk-yk&t=2s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhX13uA6cYU&t=2s

  • The biggest unreported “story” of them all – and the most frightening – is that journalism organizations no longer seek to tell the truth, or investigate possible truths. I’m a freelance journalist and echo everything Caitlin has written on this topic. I know from first-hand experienced that there are myriad contrarian stories that mainstream media (and even alternative media) will NOT publish because they challenge the “narrative.” Somehow we have to get around these “gatekeepers” of the news. As I post above, I think it will take an entrepreneur(s) committed to real journalism, a team of journalists or citizen reporters and researchers who are not afraid to tackle all the stories that are “off limits” in newsrooms. The list of these “taboo” stories could fill up this page. If this doesn’t happen, Big Brother will get massively bigger.

    • Covid is the granddaddy of them all. Don’t you dare question the BS narrative or try to bring some rational thoughts to the table! You’re trying to kill Grandma!

    • Good perspective fellow traveler. I got a diploma in freelance journalism 1995. Wrote some articles for prominent trade magazines but as for the real world stuff, I quickly observed the “ media whores “ & presstitutes are just repeaters not reporters. But then I already knew about “ project mockingbird” & other programs of predictive programming, having read ‘operation mind control’ by Walter Bowart? In the 70’s. We need a “ liberty press” & we have a mass brain trust in the truth seeking/ telling public. Interested?

  • Either attack the rich, or shut the fuck up!

  • American youth are very savvy with computers and the net. They MUST tell their grandparents and parents about the massive fraud being perpetrated by the establishment media news. NONE, that is ZERO reporters for the establishment media are credible. All of them are in the business of spreading lies and misinformation for the toxic elite that run the swamp. President Trump has exposed them all, from mumbles McConnel, to Biden to the Supreme Court. It’s a crisis and the public especially our youth must rise to the occasion in telling the truth about it all.

    • Yet at the same time, Trump exposed himself as being utterly unable to grow into the office. He will likely go to his grave as a little boy narcissist/bully. Yes, for purely self-centered reasons, Trump was right about the MSM being false news, relentlessly pushing absurd narratives like Russiagate. But what the MSM got right about Trump, as did a slim majority of American voters, was his character and personality. He’s congenitally incapable of being a hero in any sense of that overused word, and if that’s not as plain to you as the nose on your face, God help you.

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  • “The most Orwellian tool of our rulers which does the most damage and affects the most lives is not surveillance, nor police militarization, nor government secrecy, but domestic mass media propaganda.”
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    When someone has been exposed as a liar, one knows from that moment forward how to treat Those Liars. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on ME…” the saying goes. It’s the job of Liars to lie. It’s the job of human beings to ignore Them.
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    “People aren’t taking the media-owning class to the Supreme Court for brazen election interference.”
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    People aren’t taking the media-owning class to the Supreme Court because the same Hidden Hands owns BOTH of Them.
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    “Wanting the US government to have a “competent leader” is like wanting a serial killer to be skilled at evading detection.”
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    Wanting the US government to have a competent leader is like waiting for someone who isn’t a clown to become the star of Bozo’s Circus. The position of Head Clown DEMANDS that a clown must fill it.
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    “The Democratic Party is what leftism would look like if you stripped it of every single thing that could possibly inconvenience plutocrats, intelligence agencies, or the military-industrial complex in any way.”
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    The Democrat Party is the living incarnation of the invasion of the Body Snatchers. There isn’t a real Democrat in that Party anymore. Not what Democrats used to represent. It’s like someone bought out the nicest department store in town and turned it into a dollar store selling old broken rejected merchandise with no return policy.
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    “People who say the world is controlled by space reptilians have more credibility than reporters from high-profile news outlets who uncritically repeat unproven government claims about aggressions by unaligned nations.”
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    Maybe the world isn’t controlled (yet) by space reptilians. But they sure as hell would be doing a better job of it right now.
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    “The way to get what you want is to keep courageously jumping down inner rabbit holes of self-exploration, learning what makes you tick, clearing your illusions and healing your psychological wounds.”
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    Every person has a Dark Night of the Soul in their lives. Lucky ones find their way out. Not-so-lucky ones stay in the darkness and try to drag others in with them for the rest of their lives.

  • Always like your observations, Caitlin!
    Linking as usual @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/

  • How much is controlled? How much is scripted? How much is staged”
    One picture: Before the election: $2.2 Billion (“still not enough regarding scale of what is needed”) vs. $1.8 Billion with $1200 checks, including state and local relief = even CNN against Pelosi: “Why won’t you compromise?” At the same time: Trump (1): “I want $2000 checks” = “No, wait until AFTER it is all passed.” Then, AFTER the election: $900 Billion, $600 checks, no state and local relief = Pelosi: “This is significant help for the American people.” Next, Trump (2): “I won’t sign this without $2000 checks – and, look at all of this shit they crammed into those 5,600 pages.” Democrats: “Now, we want those $2000 checks, so, knowing that nothing will pass, let’s create an entire spectacle for the world to see.” Someone, somewhere: “Will you compromise this time?” = Pelosi: “How dare you ask such a question.” = Trump (3): Nowhere to be heard = Obama/Clinton surrogates appearing on the world stage: “I am not sure we even need to send the $600.” = Biden finally shows up with a question for Trump, which sabotages the $2000 fight/ACT: “Why won’t you sign the original bill?” = The current “stage” of the productions and a new meme from the movie Gladiator: “Are You Not Entertained?”

    • Correction: How much is “staged?”

      • 2nd correction (Written off the cuff without proofreading): Change Billions to Trillions.

        • Gigadollars are not what they used to be. Now we have to talk about Teradollars. Younger people will see discussions about Petadollars.

      • It’s ok you can admit it if you watched an item or two or ten on network tv & got exactly the same script every time!

  • Caitlin Johnstone wrote:
    > It’s not just that Democrats will ignore all the evil things Biden is going to do, it’s that they ignored all the most evil things Trump did while in office as well. It’s not merely a partisan thing: they really do just see murdering foreigners as normal American presidential stuff.
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    Also corporate media loves “presidential” mass murder:
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    “[Last night] I think Donald Trump became President of the United States.”
    — Fareed Zakaria, CNN, Apr 7, 2017
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    The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria — Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, Apr 7, 2017
    https://theintercept.com/2017/04/07/the-spoils-of-war-trump-lavished-with-media-and-bipartisan-praise-for-bombing-syria/
    .
    Cable News Praises Trump On Syria, Because Bombing Stuff Is ‘Presidential’ — HuffPost, Apr 7, 2017
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cable-news-trump-syria-war-monger_n_58e79d17e4b05413bfe238eb
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    .
    As Caitlin wrote in another article on Syria:
    .
    “In late March of last year, President Trump publicly stated that the US military would soon be withdrawing troops from Syria, causing some with an ear to the ground like independent US congressional candidate Steve Cox to predict that there would shortly be a false flag chemical weapons attack in that nation. This was because the public had already been shown that highly suspicious chemical attacks tended to happen when the Trump administration begins pushing for a reversal of standing US Syria policy, as I noted in April 2017 immediately following the alleged attack in Khan Shaykhun.
    .
    “I was able to predict Douma in 2018 because it happened already almost exactly 1 year prior, at Khan Shaykhun, April 4, 2017,” Cox told me on Twitter earlier today. ‘Khan Shaykhun also occurred within days of the Trump Admin saying we’re leaving Syria.’”
    .
    Expert Panel Finds Gaping Plot Holes In OPCW Report On Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack — Caitlin Johnstone, Oct 24, 2019
    https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/10/24/expert-panel-finds-gaping-plot-holes-in-opcw-report-on-alleged-syrian-chemical-attack/
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    .
    – Michael Corleone: “My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.”
    – Kay Adams: “Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don’t have men killed!”
    – Michael Corleone: “Oh. Who’s being naive, Kay?”
    .
    Like a president or senator — The Godfather, 1972

  • Why the Humanities Industrial Complex have to use 19th century concepts to make sense of today and post blog-length comments in someone else’s blog instead of creating their own, in one equation:

    W = F × D

    https://www.azquotes.com/quote/1041872

  • .Note: If this posts twice, it’s because reCaptcha first said it wasn’t captured properly and advised me to do it over, but then kept saying that it looked like a duplicate submission.
    This has been happening with more frequently lately. If the next attempt does not make it post, I will change it slightly, to see it that helps. So, I apologize if more than one copy ultimately appears.
    Regarding that which government and politicians say, I view almost all of it as propaganda. I consider anything they say to be an outright lie, unless I see promises come to fruition and/or they offer total and completely transparent proof – and, even then, I still won’t believe 50% of it.
    Regarding women joining the fray by acting more like men, I’m beginning to think that this is the ‘new’ survival technique for both genders, one built into our DNA. Going back to the very beginning, survival of the fittest is what perpetuated the species and advanced its strength.
    Women had these same built-in characteristics. However, being – for the most part – smaller and weaker than men, women developed a somewhat subservient role as their means to survive. Survival, after all, i the primary goal of nearly all life.
    However, in today’s ‘advanced’ societies, that role has become both resented and far less a frequently required. Women are now far freer to let their DNA come to the top.
    Other than the fact that their efforts are usually addressed on local issues, there’s a reason why activists accomplish so relatively little. It’s because they are a tiny minority within the total of human population. The rest, even when they do nothing and have no individual importance to the society as a whole, have a DNA that motivates them, pleasures aside, to do the best they can to perpetuate their own existence for as long as they can. Oligarchs, government and politicians merely exhibit the same attitude an a grander scale, one often leading to eventual despair, but left unseen until it is too late.
    And, when it is women that rise to the top, far too often, they tend to reveal their true DNA that has been repressed or eons.
    The genie has finally left the bottle.

  • Note: If this posts twice, it’s because Captcha first said it wasn’t captured properly and advised me to do it over, but then kept saying that it looked like a duplicate submission.
    This has been happening with more frequently lately. If the next attempt does not make it post, I will change it slightly, to see it that helps. So, I apologize if more than one copy ultimately appears.
    Regarding that which government and politicians say, I view almost all of it as propaganda. I consider anything they say to be an outright lie, unless I see promises come to fruition and/or they offer total and completely transparent proof – and, even then, I still won’t believe 50% of it.
    Regarding women joining the fray by acting more like men, I’m beginning to think that this is the ‘new’ survival technique for both genders, one built into our DNA. Going back to the very beginning, survival of the fittest is what perpetuated the species and advanced its strength.
    Women had these same built-in characteristics. However, being – for the most part – smaller and weaker than men, women developed a somewhat subservient role as their means to survive. Survival, after all, i the primary goal of nearly all life.
    However, in today’s ‘advanced’ societies, that role has become both resented and far less a frequently required. Women are now far freer to let their DNA come to the top.
    Other than the fact that their efforts are usually addressed on local issues, there’s a reason why activists accomplish so relatively little. It’s because they are a tiny minority within the total of human population. The rest, even when they do nothing and have no individual importance to the society as a whole, have a DNA that motivates them, pleasures aside, to do the best they can to perpetuate their own existence for as long as they can. Oligarchs, government and politicians merely exhibit the same attitude an a grander scale, one often leading to eventual despair, but left unseen until it is too late.
    And, when it is women that rise to the top, far too often, they tend to reveal their true DNA that has been repressed or eons.
    The genie has finally left the bottle.

    • CAPTCHA definitely needs competition. Regardless how poorly received by those who proclaim its evils.

      The ONLY way for one to gain wealth in a free market is to supply a product or service that people want or need at at price they can afford and are willing to pay. And the quality of which satisfies the need or want.

  • Regarding that which government and politicians say, I view almost all of it as propaganda. I consider anything they say to be an outright lie, unless I see promises come to fruition and/or they offer total and completely transparent proof – and, even then, I still won’t believe 50% of it.
    Regarding women joining the fray by acting more like men, I’m beginning to think that this is the ‘new’ survival technique for both genders, one built into our DNA. Going back to the very beginning, survival of the fittest is what perpetuated the species and advanced its strength.
    Women had these same built-in characteristics. However, being – for the most part – smaller and weaker than men, women developed a somewhat subservient role as their means to survive. Survival, after all, i the primary goal of nearly all life.
    However, in today’s ‘advanced’ societies, that role has become both resented and far less a frequently required. Women are now far freer to let their DNA come to the top.
    Other than the fact that their efforts are usually addressed on local issues, there’s a reason why activists accomplish so relatively little. It’s because they are a tiny minority within the total of human population. The rest, even when they do nothing and have no individual importance to the society as a whole, have a DNA that motivates them, pleasures aside, to do the best they can to perpetuate their own existence for as long as they can. Oligarchs, government and politicians merely exhibit the same attitude an a grander scale, one often leading to eventual despair, but left unseen until it is too late.
    And, when it is women that rise to the top, far too often, they tend to reveal their true DNA that has been repressed or eons.
    The genie has finally left the bottle.

    • Corrected: “And, when it is women that rise to the top, far too often, they prove what is it that helps to rise to the top. Like compassion and honesty — if it would work well, men who were rising to the top would practice it for ages. (Women lack DNA that men would not have, we have X’s AND Y’s, they have only X’s.).

  • “The ability of the plutocratic class to manipulate public thought at mass scale is the single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society. It warps the entirety of our political spectrum, all our thinking, all our discourse, and what we perceive as normal…. Nothing will change until people start noticing and resisting this.” There, in a couple of sentences, is the essence of the revolution we must pull off. Yet no one who knows this has the foggiest idea of how to do it. Caitlin tries to do it with every post, but she knows she’s largely preaching to the choir when she’s not just drawing flack. I, like many others, have come to believe that we can’t do it, pull off this revolution–that the task of MSM deconstruction is impossible for us to DO. But we can push it a little further in the direction of its self-destruction, help the deconstruction to HAPPEN. And the same, of course, is true of the capitalism/neoliberalism for which the the MSM speaks. No, since we can’t DO this, our hope must lie in that old saying about a house built on sand, in this case lust for money and power, which will inevitably collapse when the storm comes. And we must couple our reliance on this old saying with the recognition that THE STORM IS HERE and about to rage in America, with all its fury, as additional millions upon millions of its citizens are immiserated in the coming year. I can see no way around it: the Second American Revolution, the one that Bellamy believed would overthrow the immemorial rule of the rich and bring to birth the egalitarian society, will begin in 2021 or it will never be. Bellamy was off by one century in his timing, but he had nearly all the rest nailed. His twin masterpieces describing in detail this Second American Revolution INCLUDING the precise steps by which it must occur–“Looking Backward” and “Equality”–are free to read on the net…for now.

    • Sadly, many many people will die in the process. Not just in America but worldwide. Transitions are always messy.

  • Chine HAS already overtaken JUSSA years ago if you use the real measure – PPP – purchasing power parity (instead of pure BS Orwellian GDP – which takes into account Wall Street trillions in imaginary, leveraged ‘profit’ via their criminal derivatives and other fraud).
    I went to China (while living in California) and was really impressed with how much better they live, and how much happier Chinese are compared to disoriented, lost, self-and-everyone-else-hating Americans who have been propagandized into passive, jealous zombies forever unable to meaningfully aggregate – just like their Wall St and MSM masters want them to be.
    Compared to PEK airport – the DC Reagan looks like a half-finished shithole.
    Together with tricking people into thinking JUSSA is ‘the richest country on earth’ – this is just another layer of their predatory propaganda. They are NOT a rich country – I have lived there for 14 years, trust me – they are the poorest shithole I have ever seen – and I lived in best parts of DC, LA and SF.
    The amount of dirt-poor homeless drug addicts is unbelievable – it even shocks me after 14 years – because it’s been getting worse and worse every DAY.
    Pure propaganda meant to confuse foreigners (who have never been there) to think that what’s basically a 3rd world country with a very small percentage of self-hating psychopaths with a lot of money – is a RICH country the world should ‘obviously’ submit to.
    Because they are so ‘successful’ all those 25 trillionaires – are ALL that ‘counts’ – forget about all those hundreds of millions who are poor, indebted to their eyeballs and getting poorer and more desperate every day.

    • Its sort of sad but every incoming president talks about infrastructure projects but they never happen. Most large cities in the US are in pathetic condition. Some little more than large ghettos. Some parts of the country are growing and building while others are dying and decaying. It is time for the United States to break up into smaller more manageable parts.

      • I agree with you – I spent 14 years living all around the US – and it always surprised me how ruined and 3rd world it has always been, despite how predatory MSM tries to spin it (so to make it easier for USA to exploit other countries after they are tricked into thinking that they must be very inferior to USA -once you are tricked into thinking someone like USA (LOL) is better than you – you are much more likely to submit – especially if predatory psychopaths who work with/ control the narrative/MSM also pretend they are only trying to ‘help’ you.
        It’s a comprehensive predatory, psychopathic fraud – nicely explained in this old article by Greenwald (at least check the slides leaked by Greenwald):
        https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

  • First show me verifiable proof that the accused nation did what the US government says……sorry that is classified. Just trust us. We are the good guys.

  • This is what mind control looks like.

    • Hilarious. It also cracks me up that anyone in the U.S. still believes the fairy tales of “our democracy.”

    • this is great

  • Under Nazism, the things were named by their name and there was a ministry of PROPAGANDA led by Goebbels who has been influenced by American theoricists of propaganda among them, Edward Berney, the author of “PROPAGANDA”. To make believe that the so called liberal democracy is different from Nazism, its incumbent propagandists replaced the term PROPAGANDA by using an euphemism, the expression of NEWS which is in fact another name of propaganda

    Under Nazism, the propaganda was planed, manufactured and controled by the ministry of propaganda. Under the liberal democary, the propaganda is planed, manufactured and controled by big capital and supported by a myriad of hidden repressive and ideological institutions, well researched by Italian philosophe Gramsci : state apparatus(army,police),the family institution, the school ,the political parties. the press, the editition

    while under nazism, the propaganda had only one source, the ministry of PROPAGANDA, the propaganda under the liberal democracy has a myriad of hidden sources with a myriad of hidden propagandists who plan, manufacture and control in the same time, the themes of propaganda, the MASS MEDIA COMMUNICATION and the public target

    While under Nazism, the propaganda was direct coming from an identified source, the ministry of propaganda under the control of Goebbels, the propaganda under the liberal democracy is suggestive and often it is called sub propaganda which is a kind of hidden propaganda calling to the emotivity and the deep seated instincts of the masses.

    For political militants aiming at understanding to change our world, the theme of PROPAGANDA and different tools of psychological and mental manipualtion of human pshism are of great importance, that is why Cathlin’s website is very important tool to follow and to understand the psychic and mental manipualtion of “public opinion” and the rape of the masses by political propaganda (the title of Serge Tchakoutine book “propaganda, the rape of the masses by political propaganda, a classic of the propaganda litterature,

    • • Good propaganda does not need to lie, indeed it may not lie. It has no reason to fear the truth. It is a mistake to believe that people cannot take the truth. They can. It is only a matter of presenting the truth to people in a way that they will be able to understand. A propaganda that lies proves that it has a bad cause. It cannot be successful in the long run.
      .
      Source:
      • Goebbels at Nuremberg Rally, 1934
      http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/goeb59.htm
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      Some more via that link (drilling up) or download from here:
      • Full text of “Goebbels’ speeches & articles, complete”
      https://ia600607.us.archive.org/25/items/GoebbelsSpeechesArticlesComplete/GoebbelsSpeechesArticlesFromCalvin.edu.Complete.pdf
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      Makes you wonder …
      .
      Edward Bernays, by the way.

      • many thanks for your two useful links

        I’m writting a small book on “Old and New propaganda”
        and another book on “the making of the black legend of communism and stalinism”

        The two themes are related one to other

        Cathlin’s piece and the netzens comments suggest that there are some fields to explore when we are dealing with the field of propaganda

    • Very good comment. So we should call those supporting the status quo Nazis and the opposition Communists. It seems much clearer that way.

    • Hello Faouzi – what a HUGE topic. I look forward to your further comments and wish you well in your massive undertaking. (Replying to your original post because comments become too nested and indented.)
      .
      I haven’t actually perused Bernays’ “Propaganda” (just browsed a couple of sections). I just happened to have been sharing the following with family and friends recently. (Mainly for other casual readers since I am sure you are much more well researched than myself.)
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      • “The Century of the Self” – documentary about Bernays et al
      https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-century-of-the-self/
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      Also see it broken into four parts … Part 1 here
      The Century of the Self – Part 1: “Happiness Machines”
      .
      Of course Bernays is just one cog in the wheel and I recommend:
      .
      • “The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations” – John Coleman
      https://archive.org/details/Tavistock_201601
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      I am sure you will like this little anecdote …
      .
      • Social Conformity – Brain Games

      • I missed this link (I had it hyperlinked in my source document)
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        The Century of the Self – Part 1: “Happiness Machines”

        • Hello Julius

          Thank you once again for your additional links

          I’m going to read and hear carefully the content of these links

          Your links especially those related to Goebbels could drive to modify(upset) my original plan centered essentially on the development of a new mass media of communication since the Nazi era till now.

          Excuse me for your lost time by providing me more precious references on the topic which is a comparative approach between Nazi and the so called liberal democracy

  • “A lot of Biden criticism is going to consist of “If Trump had done this Democrats would be screaming!” And it will just be false; they wouldn’t. Not if it advanced the interests of oligarchs, war profiteers, or sociopathic intelligence agencies. We know this because they didn’t.”

    Actually they save the worst offenses against the working class for the democrats. Bill Clinton gave us NAFTA and the repeal of Glass-Steagall, probably the two most harmful pieces of legislation in my lifetime regarding the impact on Middle Class America and the “real” economy. Yes, both parties serve the oligarchs, war profiteers, and sociopathic intelligence agencies; but when they really want to pull off a “big one” they leave it for the democrats.

    • Here’s a great article showing what has happened to our “middle” class, thanks largely to slick Willey:

      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56089.htm

    • Don’t forget “ending welfare as we know it” and the crime bill. Clinton was worse than the Reagan.

      • Unfortunately, many people DO forget it was Clinton who signed that one into law. But most importantly, they also forget that it was Clinton who signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 into law, thereby allowing a handful of corporations to buy up major media. That was not legal before this law.

  • So which is dear Caitlin, awaken from the dream that presents itself as this apparent world we live in, or fight the fight that seems to embroil you further into it, an inner conflict that is certainly reflected in my action figure as well. We give life all the meaning it has…and maybe it has none.

  • “The Democratic Party’s inability to seize on this obvious opportunity and turn “We want to give you money and they don’t” into an election-winning platform would be odd”

    Please, apply some thought to that. Money can be printed. Wealth cannot be. Money can be created by a key stroke. Wealth requires effort and time. Printing money serves only those closest to the source. The bank cartel and its minions in governments and corporations. Handing out money serves exactly that 0.1% we would like least to benefit, while extracting what wealth remains among the 99.9%. Fiat currency debt based economies always fail. ALWAYS!! Unfortunately, the 0.1% running the ponzi scheme already have their golden parachutes on their backs, while we in the 99.9% will freefall.

    • When the stock market crashed in 1929, people like jp morgan, rockefeller and others swooped in and bought GM for a nickle a share. They overnught took over industry. History always repeats because we never learn fron past mistakes.

  • The CIA infiltrated MSM long ago. More than 50 years ago, with project Mockingbird. They have agents in every news room in the US, and many well known “journalists” have actually been on their payroll. Expecting them to expose their machinations is delusional. I haven’t watched TV news in over thirty years, except for entertainment purposes. Any time I see or hear them describe a reasonable suspicion as a “conspiracy theory”, a term invented and promoted by the CIA in an attempt to conceal their murder of JFK, my first thought is “this bears looking into”. There is a very simple filter one can apply to their announcements. Does it increase the power of the state, or increase the wealth of the oligarchs? If so, it’s extremely likely it’s a lie. Which is why I haven’t bothered with them for half my life.

    • I gave up watching the TV news about 18 years ago, when it had become totally obvious to me that it was not news at all. It was clearly propaganda intended to try and get people on board with a militarized, hyper-capitalist system of exploitation. I have tried over the years to get others to boycott mainstream, corporate news, but most people I know seem addicted to it. I don’t think they can stop. So I suggest that this should be the mission of everyone who understands the insidious role that propaganda plays in our lives, and try every trick in the book to get others to stop tuning in to the garbage. If you come up with novel ways to convince people they will feel better and think more clearly if they stop, please let us all know.

      • Hear, hear. I also try to wean my friends from MSM, but they still watch/listen. They are completely deceived by it but are in denial of that fact.

        • Same here. They think they see through it, but instead it seeps inside. Just mention Russia or China and the seepage comes pouring out. And how many millions, during this Covid situation, have been consuming a lot more TV than usual? Thank God we can’t eat or sleep virtually, so the potential for a mass awakening remains. But it will have to be a rather rude and violent shaking awake, by physical necessity, from the neoliberal nightmare of the past 50 years.

        • True–but how many of your friends or family avoid MSM, get their “news” from various alternative sites, and get sucked into rabbit holes of conspiracy theories in which climate change and COVID are hoaxes designed to bring on the global totalitarian state–a communist state, that’s what the powerful oligarchs are pushing for–and the Democratic elite have a pedophile ring going in underground tunnels in which the children are cannibalized after being raped? Merely avoiding MSM (aside–we should stop calling it that, because it implies that alternative media is “fringe.” Let’s call it “corporate media” and while I’m on this, can we stop saying so and so is “worth” $1.6 billion? Most such people aren’t worth a full litterbox. But I digress)–merely avoiding corporate media is not enough. One HAS to exercise judgement, which may be like saying a paraplegic has to exercise his legs.

          • Excellent points. While the corporate media offer by far the biggest rabbit hole, many smaller ones are there for you to fall into in the alternative media. One reason I love this blog is that Caitlin refuses to create a rabbit hole to suck her readers into.

          • Honestly how do you or I know what is truth or a false story from MSM, Alt media, etc. You believe them on Covid and climate change but not on other things. Both sides have their experts. Lets face it, the propaganda is so bad now, we all get sucked in to some degree. We form our own individual truth from it all. Call no man a fool because history may prove it just might be us.

            • Alternative media is near wholly a business model. Alternative organizations likewise. As soon as the “message” product gains traction they begin selling T shirts.

      • Someone will have to start a real news-gathering organization that DOES investigate important stories – those that are all currently “off limits” in newsrooms. This news organization needs to have enough financial backing to employ a big team of real journalists not afraid to pursue real stories. Basically, such a news organization would have a monopoly on the truth, or at least a real “search for the truth.” Enough people would quickly appreciate this and society would, finally, have a real “watchdog” of those with power. But it’s too late to expect an existing news organization to change its ways. They are all infested with either “group think” (pack journalism) or the people within these organizations are interested only in CONCEALING the truth and supporting all the false narratives. In short, before the “swamp” can be drained, the newsrooms will have to be discredited. It’s going to take a newsroom full of Caitlin Johnstones to (maybe) change the way the masses think.

    • Commercials are propoganda too. Social brainwashing.

      • Commercials, sitcoms, the “news”. Frank Zappa was right. Kill your television.

  • We need to initiate a public national civic assembly tasked with voting and deciding on constitutional reforms. A new document for a new era.

    We can rewrite our constitution to include social and economic rights.

    This would void the current constitution and obsolete the current power structure. At that moment, the current political ruling class would be relegated to spectate as the working class seizes definitive control over its destiny.

    Refound our nation.

  • The propaganda cycle is similar here in the Netherlands, partly because they have a media that unquestionably copies everything that comes out of America’s “quality” publications.

    Scandinavia and my Netherlands may score in the top 5 of the world press freedom index (the US ranks at number 45) but in reality things are really not that much better here.

    The media self-censorship and lack of critical thinking are a real issue for these top 5 nations.

    https://rsf.org/en/ranking

  • Caitlin, I cannot understand how you can be so clear-eyed about political propaganda and not seem to recognize the same propaganda techniques used globally to promote fear of COVID-19, which actually poses very little danger to anyone not already sick with age-related or other chronic illness and has a fatality rate comparable to a bad flu season. And, speaking of flu, why has the flu, which has been around probably forever, suddenly seemed to have mysteriously disappeared off the face of the Earth since COVID-19 showed up.

    Ask yourself why the US government has been offering thousands of dollars in financial incentives to hospitals to diagnose people with COVID-19 and even more to put it on death certificates. Ask yourself why nearly the entire planet is now voluntarily under house arrest after nearly a year when we were told at the beginning it would be for a few weeks. Ask yourself why so many people are wearing masks on their faces that do not work for viruses and erode health in multiple ways. Could it be because of mass media fear-mongering manipulation?

    Ask yourself why this disease is being diagnosed using a test that was never designed or intended to be a diagnostic tool and can easily be manipulated to produce false positives. Ask yourself why the Portuguese court ruled PCR tests to be so unreliable that it is illegal to quarantine anyone based on that test. Ask yourself why the definition of “pandemic” was changed just prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the definition of “case” was changed to include asymptomatic, test-defined “cases” rather than active illness. That definition has never been applied to any other disease.

    Then there is all the talk of “superspreaders”. This is ridiculous in the face of actual contact tracing evidence from China where over 9 million people were contact traced and not a single case of asymptomatic spread was found. When this information was released, why didn’t the MSM trumpet it from the rooftops and say, “Healthy people are fine. If you’re sick, quarantine yourself, otherwise, go back about your normal lives.”

    No, instead, they are publishing pronouncements by Bill Gates, the epitome of psychopathic oligarchs who has no medical training and no authority of any kind but he says that no one can go back to normal until there is a vaccine. Of course, now that people have been terrorized into volunteering to be lab rats for untested vaccines with technology that was not even tested on animals before being injected into people, the same psycho oligarch is saying that it will be two more years of lockdowns and masks and abandoning our elderly relatives in nursing homes and skyrocketing suicides, drug abuse, and domestic abuse and people are going along with it.

    Then, there’s Fauci. Here’s an example of the level of truth he is telling about COVID-19 and the vaccine:
    https://www.westernjournal.com/fauci-tells-children-went-north-pole-vaccinated-santa-claus/

    Also, DR Birx retired because she got caught violating her own rules. Kind of like Newsome in California, only he just offered an insincere apology. Why do lockdown pushers keep getting caught not locking down?

    Propaganda isn’t just political. COVID-19 propaganda is having a bigger impact on the planet than even the US empire. And, it has become so outrageous that I don’t understand how people can believe anything the MSM says about it.

  • We are brainwashed from birth by our brainwashed parents, teachers, friends, leaders, priests and the ceaseless drone of the MSM.
    It requires a fair amount of effort to break free of the gravitational pull of ignorance, but it is worthwhile and the reward is is a crystal clear wakefulness
    Now, how to wake the sleepwalkers?

    • Almost impossible to straighten a mind which has been indoctrinated, warped and crumpled.

      • The U.S. has a particularly vicious form of propaganda called “exceptionalism”.
        The origin of this phrase is a mystery to me. It wasn’t part of my programming in high school, so I am guessing that it was a title claimed by the United States after defeating the global threat posed by the German/Italian/Japanese forces. There were many countries fighting the same battle, and each country shares the same sense of pride (England, Canada, Russia, European resistance fighters, Australia, even China sacrificed enormously in the conflict, but it was only after the United States Military joined in that Victory was assured. Without denigrating the amazing courage of any of the participants, I wonder how this makes that country “exceptional”. Winston Churchill said it best when he quipped “you can count on the Americans to do the right thing, but only after exhausting all the alternatives”.

        Another possibility for the “exceptional” qualification might be the industrial and manufacturing output. Compared to the what the British empire was able to accomplish from one small island, I am singularly unimpressed. Besides, China has already taken the lead in this department.

        Perhaps we are supposed to recognize the “exceptional” American “values” of justice, honesty and fair play. Their willingness to stand up for the oppressed of this world- defending freedom from tyranny- demonstrating peaceful, harmonious, communities as a shining example to other nations? I have to admit that when the world found out that helpless babies were being ripped out of incubators and left to die on the cold hospital floors in Kuwait a few years ago, it was the United States that had the moral courage to lead a coalition of civilized countries to drive the perpetrators back. With God’s help they were able to incinerate over 100,000 young men in less than a week, and thankfully only six coalition soldiers were lost (by accident, not in battle). Personally, the only thing that I find “exceptional” about this country is that the citizens can watch the carnage and mayhem that their government is inflicting on an otherwise reasonable world, and listen to their television pundits cheer about their “exceptional-ism” and believe what they hear. I think they are all just ‘exceptionally’ gullible.

  • So much incisive truth and wisdom in this assemblage of observation. However this bit is not necessary true: “When humans first showed up it was the strong brutes who led the tribe.”

    This error is a fundamental one within the context of what is most important as it implies we are not yet, and have never been, good enough to be human when in fact we have been but have devolved from that realised plateau of achievement.

    • ‘necessarily’.

  • Quit beating around the bush, just say what you mean.

  • That women act like men, and men like women, was a Zionist invention(really), so add that to your conspiracy theories, because that one is actually true. And, if this us an Israeli controlled website, I won’t be expecting to see this comment here next week.

    • Better grab your spare tin foil hat because the propellor just fell off your beany copter.

      • Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Great reply!

  • China legitimate economy eclipsed the US at least a decade ago !

    FED printed 7 trillion in 2020 alone and launders most of it on to increase ‘asset’ Wall St !!

    Hyper- inflation is rampant in the markets !

    ZIO/US now has only the MSM and the PRINTER – everything else is a hollowed out shell !

    Bolsheviks abandoned Russia and fled to Israel in 1991 – when the Soviet Union collapsed !

    The NEW Bolsheviks (Zionists) will do exactly the same thing to America !

    Thats what happens when you become ZOG !

    Construction on the Pentagon began on 9/11 1941 – 60 years later ( to the day ) the Zionists celebrated FULL control !

    • Jack Oliver: Better grab your spare tin foil hat because the propeller just fell off your beany copter.

      Apologies to Vincent Berg

  • I totally agree. “Free speech” has become “Freedom to lie, cheat, steal and assassinate the character of anyone you don’t like. How are ordinary people going to hold public orators accountable for their false narratives? There aren’t enough courts, judges or prosecutors to keep up! (Even if we could agree on a standard) If only the word could be spread that there are sources(like your blog) that speak reason into this madness, and truth to the titans of deception. Kudos.

  • I wrote a decree. I sent it to Lee Camp. I have it saved. The US of A is a failed state. You know this. I know this. You are a super hero writer and I saw the video and read the article that your husband wrote to defend you as a writer, a reporter, a truth teller. The time is now. To make a simple decree to take over the government that has failed us, miserably on every front. It’s our Constitutional right. Please contact me by email or by phone 530-433-8465, Sincerely, Cheryl Quam

  • You can hardly expect the propaganda mouthpieces of government to admit they are feeding us propaganda, given that most of them believe the crap they feed us, and that they drown out all voices of reason and truth.

    This is why Murdoch is so dangerous, he has turned the government’s propaganda weapon back on itself, and uses it to manipulate government to get what he wants.

    Too many politicians fear for their survival if they push back at the media, and most of them don’t have the guts to fight back. I’d like to think Kevin Rudd’s efforts to get the Senate to do something might work, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • As usual, you’re so right on. The narratives that the masses believe is by far the most destructive aspect of all our problems. I’m regularly dumbfounded over what beliefs I encounter people holding.

  • “The Democratic Party’s primary function is to kill all leftward movement…”

    Amen.

    Also:
    “The purpose of the mainstream media is not to inform you, but to conform you.”

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